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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Dec 12, 2017
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LASS236 Music and Society 3cr

The course considers how music expresses and inspires social change.  By examining the origin and inspiration of major works of classical music, such as Haydn’s Farewell Symphony, Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro, Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, and Shostakovich’s Babi Yar Symphony, the course considers what music reveals about history.

Prerequisites: FRSM100; LALW100

Undergraduate Elective
Fall & Spring